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Review: Ziky Boutique Dressage V-Neck Tee

August 29, 2014

Ziky Boutique exemplifies the equestrian lifestyle with clothing, gear bags & accessories for the fashion forward rider.  It has European style and quality made in the USA with customizable & unique options.  I already have several items from Ziky Boutique and I love them all.  I have had so much fun working with them and…

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Giveaway: ActiveRider Six Month Membership

August 29, 2014

As we are finishing up the VR August Fitness Challenge, I am so excited to bring you the chance to win a 6 month membership to ActiveRider, a new membership…

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Review: Equine Organix Shampoo and Grooming Supplies

August 26, 2014

As most of you know already, if you have been following Velvet Rider, I love to use all natural products.  I recently discovered Equine Organix that specialize in pH-balanced Organic…

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Review: Blooddrop Horse-Inspired Perfumerie and Bath Products

August 21, 2014
Review: Blooddrop Horse-Inspired Perfumerie and Bath Products

Some of you may remember the review I did a few months ago on horse-inspired perfumes from Blooddrop Clothing & Fineries.  I love how unique this idea is of using…

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Review: OTTB Collection Tags and Halter Plate from Saucy Piaffe

August 20, 2014

As an avid OTTB lover and supporter, I am always excited to discover new ways to celebrate that special OTTB in our lives.  OTTB Collection is the brand new company…

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Anthropologie’s Equestrian Style

August 13, 2014
Anthropologie’s Equestrian Style

One of my favorite things about the ultra hip store Anthropologie is that they always have something equestrian related each season.  Plus, have you seen those driftwood horse statues in…

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Eventing Through The Alphabet by Ashley Harvey

August 6, 2014

It’s easy to categorize people. You can make a few judgments based on their personality, place them in the appropriate stereotypes, then box them away. I am very easy to stereotype.…

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Introducing OTTB Collection

July 30, 2014

I could not be MORE excited than to introduce you to OTTB Collection!  If you loved OTTB Designs, then you will be as ecstatic as I am over OTTB Collection. …

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Velvet Rider August Fitness Challenge

July 28, 2014

Some of you might remember the last fitness challenge we did was back in June of last year.  I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to come…

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Q&A With the Designer of Goode Rider

July 15, 2014

I love to bring interviews between VR and equestrian apparel designers.  It’s so much fun to get to learn a little more about these amazing artists and where they get…

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Apple Lane Equine Celebrates Birthday with Saddle Pad Giveaway

July 8, 2014

Velvet Rider was the first blog to feature Apple Lane Equine, and we pride ourselves in finding new up and coming equestrian businesses to share with everyone.  Apple Lane Equine…

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Patriotic Horse Wear

July 3, 2014

In honor of Independence Day, I decided to do a post on equestrian gear that celebrates our patriotism.  There are options from subtle red, white, and blue to obvious flag…

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Review: Asmar Equestrian Del Mar Show Polo

June 30, 2014

First, I would like to say that if you haven’t checked out the Del Mar Show Polo by Asmar Equestrian, go now and do that.  This was one of those…

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